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    Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

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    Hilton has announced that its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand will add a second property in central Paris, Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. The plans were unveiled at MIPIM this week in conjunction with owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg with whom Hilton has signed a management agreement to operate the 118-room property. The renowned French visionaryread more

    New Le Meridien Etoile shines in Paris

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    French hotel group Le Méridien has opened its new 4-star hotel in Paris. The French capital itself has been a clear influence on the 1,025 room development, with “etoile” meaning star in French, possibly a reference to Paris’ nickname, The City of Lights. Following the hotel’s transformation, the property now boasts reimagined guestrooms, suites andread more

    Andre Fu: Designer of public spaces for new hotel, Villa La Coste, Provence

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    Architect Andre Fu and his design studio AFSO is working on a number of high profile projects due to unveil this year. Amongst the list of key commissions is the most highly anticipated Villa La Coste, nestled within the poetic Chateau La Coste in Aix en Provence, France. Set against the Luberon mountains, Château Laread more

    Project Spotlight: Osborn Interiors at Hotel Le Toiny

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    Hotel Le Toiny is known for luxury, privacy and 5-star service. The goal of the refurbishment by Osborn Interiors was to bring a hint of glamour to the public spaces, without compromising on the comfort which is the focus of this hotel. The new elegant reception includes a unique commissioned ceramic swirl artwork made onread more

    Hilton launches architecture, design podcasts for select hotels

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    Hilton Worldwide is for the first time launching a series of podcasts that will act as audio guides to landmark hotels within its European portfolio. With a focus on architecture and design, the podcasts tell the hidden story behind five hotels from a variety of Hilton brands to encourage guests to see the buildings asread more

    Sneak Peek: Hotel Les Neiges, Courchevel 1850 opening December

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    Founded in 1912 by François André and subsequently developed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne, and Dominique Desseigne, Barrière has thrived over the decades to become the top French casino brand and a benchmark for luxury hotels. Through its exceptional establishments, the group incarnates the symbols of French prestige, refinement and elegance and has always placedread more

    Staycity forges ahead in France with two key openings

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    Leading aparthotel operator Staycity is putting France firmly in its sights with the announcement of two premises opening in the country in 2017. Staycity already operates an aparthotel in the busy and popular 10th district of Paris, minutes from the Gare de Paris-Est transport hub, and will add Staycity Marseille to its portfolio when itread more

    Project Preview: Hotel Chais Monnet, Cognac

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    Far removed from the bustling streets of European metropolises like London or Paris – the usual investment hotspots for British entrepreneur Javad Marandi – sits the grandeur of Chais Monnet and its vast cellars in Cognac. Built in the 19th century, this stunning site is nestled in the heart of this quaint and oh-so-French town,read more

    Le Meridien reintroduces brand to Paris

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    From the birthplace of the brand, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has marked a milestone as its first-ever hotel and celebrated flagship in Paris revealed the completion of its multi-million dollar renovation. Following the hotel’s transformation, the property now boasts reimagined guestrooms, suites and the transformation of the hotel’s public spaces, including the legendary Jazzread more

    Paris hotelier gets green light for new 40-bed London hotel

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    Famous Paris hotelier Jean-Louis Costes has been given planning permission for his first UK hotel, in London in partnership with Cadogan Estates. The go ahead was given to architects ReardonSmith to convert the 19th century porperty at One Sloane Gardens into a 40-bedroom luxury hotel. The existing property was designed by Edwin T Hall, theread more